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Paddleboarding has become quite popular in the last few years. Great way to exercise while enjoying the view. A lot of people use them for yoga, I think those people are talented, I don’t think I have that kind of core balance.
One problem with paddle boards is storage and or transportation. The solution: inflatable paddle boards. I think it is a brilliant idea, to be able to fit your SUP board in a backpack. No need for a roof rack for your car, or wall mount or any other mounts for your garage.
I went to Amazon to research the ones that have received the best reviews so far and picked the ones that have at least 20 reviews (* made an exception for one of them) and have received 4 star or better ratings. Of course, these ratings and reviews are constantly changing so please check them yourself before making a decision.
Here are the results.
Atoll 11 footer
Atoll boards Co. is based in Huntington Beach California. The Atoll 11’ inflatable board is 6 inches thick and 32 inches wide and includes Bravo hand pump, a repair kit, 3 piece paddle which is adjustable, and a backpack. The hand pump that is included is a dual action pump which sucks the air out during deflation, as you can imagine makes the deflation process much quicker. It supports up to 300 pounds. The board itself weighs around 22 pounds.
They offer a 60-day money back guarantee and a two-year warranty against any manufacturer defects.
The Adventurer 2 by Tower Paddle Boards
Another company that is based out of California. The Adventurer 2 is 10 feet 4 inches long and 6 inches thick and 32 inches wide. The board itself weighs around 25 pounds and can carry up to 350 pounds. It is good for the ocean but great for river and lake. When rolled up, it is 1 foot in diameter and 33″ wide. It includes a hand pump and a 3 piece adjustable paddle. Very durable. Comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Irocker Sport 11 Footer
It is 11’ long, 6 inches thick and 30 inches wide. It comes with a backpack, a repair kit, an adjustable paddle and a dual action hand pump. The board weighs around 2 pounds and can carry up to 385 pounds. Also, has a 2-year warranty.
Xterra 10 footer
Xterra is 10′ x 30″ x 5.5″ and can carry up to 225 pounds. It is military grade drop stitch material, very durable. It includes a roller bag that converts to a backpack and mini dry bag a leash, 3 removable fins, hand pump with integrated pressure gauge, adjustable 3 piece paddle. The manufacturer provides a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.
ISLE Airtech Inflatable 10′
Founded by two San Diego surfers fresh out of college, ISLE has been around since 2004.
They provide a variety of SUP and surfboards. Airtech is a 10’6” inflatable board that can carry up to 240 pounds. The board itself weighs 21 pounds when inflated, 31 inches wide and 6 inches thick. Just like its competitors, it comes with an adjustable paddle, a hand pump, and an inflatable backpack. A leash is also included. An electrical pump is available for purchase from the manufacturer if you want. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.
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Peak has the same measurements and mostly comes with the same accessories as the Airtech. It can carry up to 300 pounds and it weighs around 29 pounds. Great for all skill levels. This one is currently only sold on Amazon.
11′ Orange Top Ultra-Light SUP by Saturn *
This is the only one that I made an acceptation when it comes to a number of reviews. At the time of writing this review, it had 17 reviews. This board comes with an attachment for a beach chair or a kayak seat. I had to include it. It is also super light, weighs 19 pounds. It is 30 inches wide.
Includes a carry bag, repair kit, and a hand pump. Its maximum capacity is 220 pounds but 190 pounds is the suggested max. It is 33″x13″x13″ when it is folded.
The kayak seat can be attached by attaching it to the 4 D-rings on top of the board. Or you can tie down a low profile sand beach.
The Weekender by Ten Toes
This 10 footer can carry up to 250 pounds, includes what looks like the standard for all these boards, 3 fins, repair kit, pump and a 3 piece adjustable paddle. The paddle is aluminum. The manufacturer provides a 1-year warranty. It measures 10’x30x6″ and can be rolled up into 11×36″ when deflated. Available in 5 different colors. Weighs around 29 pounds.
Solstice Bali Stand-Up Paddleboard
Another 10 footer, can carry up to 225 pounds, comes with a carrying bag, fins, and a pump. This one does not include a paddle, which is sold separately. That is why it may be a little bit cheaper. However, if you do not have a paddle, you are going to have to buy one.
SPORTSSTUFF adventure 1030 paddleboard
The adventure is 10’6″ long, 30″ wide and 4″ thick, can carry up to 250 pounds. The kit comes with an adjustable paddle, mesh backpack, removable seat, hi-pressure hand pump, pressure gauge and board leash. Great for beginners.
Good article for first-timer’s here.